Curious to see what an exchange experience is actually about? What adventures expect you when you decide to step outside of your comfort zone? If yes, check out the story of Souha Guelmami, and find out more about her volunteering experience with AIESEC in Malaysia!
I am Souha Guelmami, I’m from Tunisia and I went to Malaysia between July and August 2017 to live a different kind of experience with AIESEC.
The project that I participated in aimed to help children improve their English skills. We worked in teams in better be able to organize our activities. My partners and I followed modern educational methods so that the kids can have fun and memorize things easily, which proved to be very beneficial.
I had the opportunity to work with them, see their eagerness and willingness to learn new things, which is something that I will definitely take back to my community.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”
I didn’t know what that means until I traveled by myself to a new continent where I met a lot of amazing people and had a lot of fun. I made multiple friends from different places around the world, who speak different languages and have different traditions..
It was beneficial for me to discover their customs and know more about them, especially since I spent the whole time with them – even in bad situations, we found each other and we did our best to overcome it. After this unforgettable experience, I figured out that this internship really was worth my time, money and effort.
The best part of making new friends
During the weekends, I invested my time in traveling with my friends in order to discover the country and explore its regions. We went to various fascinating and breath-taking places! And yes, when I came back home after the internship I felt like I’m a new person who’s able to adapt easily to new situations and solve her own problems without depending on others.
After all this, I can only say that I will never be the same. I learnt to be more tolerant, accepting and understanding. For me, it was a life-changing experience that I would certainly go through again!
If you want to know how to be part of this yourself, just click here and prepare to live the experience!6